Friday, 18th May 2018

Offshore:
19 Common Scoters east, 13 Manx Shearwaters west, 18 Gannets east, 5 Guillemots east & 1 on the sea, 8 Auk sp. east, 13 Sandwich Terns, 14 Arctic Terns east and 7 Kittiwakes east.

Visible Migration:
21 Swallows north, 2 House Martins north, 1 Tree Pipit east and 1 Redpoll east.

Grounded Migrants
1 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Wheatear.
 
 Spotted Flycatcher

Others
120 Ringed Plovers, 1 Whimbrel, 9 Turnstones, 280 Sanderlings and 500 Dunlins.

Thursday, 17th May 2018

A pair of Garganey flew east past the point this morning, the first record of the year.

Offshore
2 Garganey east, 15 Common Scoters east, 1 Red-throated Diver east, 12 Manx Shearwaters west, 4 Gannets west, 1 Arctic skua east, 1 Great Skua west, 3 Guillemots east, 10 Auk sp. west, 22 Sandwich Terns, 53 Arctic Terns east, 30 Kittiwakes east and 1 Little Gull east.
 
 Arctic Terns

Kittiwakes

Visible Migration:
81 Swallows north, 4 House Martins north, 1 Tree Sparrow east and 1 Tree Pipit north.

Grounded Migrants 
1 Willow Warbler and 2 Spotted Flycatchers.

Others
108 Ringed Plovers, 2 Whimbrels, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Turnstones, 280 Sanderlings and 500 Dunlins.

Wednesday, 16th May 2018

Offshore 
2 Teal east, 19 Common Scoters east, 1 Velvet Scoter west, 3 Red-throated Divers east, 37 Manx Shearwaters west, 24 Gannets east, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 13 Guillemots east, 27 Auk sp. east and 17 Sandwich Terns west.

Visible Migration:
22 Swallows north.

Grounded Migrants 
1 Wheatear.

Others 
1 Little Egret, 105 Ringed Plovers, 2 Whimbrels, 11 Turnstones, 350 Sanderlings and 700 Dunlins.
 
 Turnstone

Tuesday, 15th May 2018

Offshore 
250 Common Scoters, 1 2CY male Goosander on the sea, 6 Red-throated Diver east, 180 Manx Shearwaters, 7 Gannets east, 1 Arctic Skua east, 1 Guillemot east & 2 on the sea, 3 Auk sp. east, 25 Sandwich Terns, 2 Common Terns and 16 Arctic Terns east.


Visible Migration 
19 Swallows north.

Others 
130 Ringed Plovers, 1 Whimbrel, 7 Turnstones, 300 Sanderlings and 500 Dunlins.
 
 Holly Blue
 
 Whitethroat

Monday, 14th May 2018

Offshore 
27 Common Scoters east, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers east, 5 Red-throated Divers east, 200 Manx Shearwaters, 11 Gannets west, 1 Guillemot west, 4 Auk sp. west, 28 Sandwich Terns west and 27 Arctic Terns east.


Visible Migration
23 Pink-footed Geese north, 37 Swallows north, 1 Tree Pipit north and 3 Redpolls east.

Grounded Migrants
1 Wheatear.

Others
2 Little Egrets, 125 Ringed Plovers, 1 Whimbrel, 8 Turnstones, 320 Sanderlings and 500 Dunlins.
 
 Dunlin

Sunday, 13th May 2018

The sea was the main attraction again today with another good Manxie count, two Pomarine Skuas flew high into the bay and a 2CY Great Northern Diver flew west.

Manx Shearwaters

Offshore 
21 Common Scoters east, 2 Red-throated Divers east & 1 on the sea, 1 2CY Great Northern Diver west, 543 Manx Shearwaters west, 66 Gannets east, 2 Pomarine Skuas east, 5 Arctic Skuas east, 11 Guillemots east, 34 Auk sp. east, 103 Sandwich Terns west, 5 Common Terns east, 132 Arctic Terns east & 85 feeding flock and 3 Kittiwakes east.
 
 Sandwich Terns

Visible Migration
6 Whimbrels east, 1 Sand Martin north, 142 Swallows north, 1 Yellow Wagtail east and 1 Tree Pipit north.

Grounded Migrants 
1 Wheatear and 1 Spotted Flycatcher.

Spotted Flycatcher
 
Others 
118 Ringed Plovers, 12 Whimbrels, 11 Turnstones, 325 Sanderlings and 550 Dunlins.

Saturday, 12th May 2018

More 'Manxie Madness' this morning, with the Obs record count broken. A total of 1,303 flew west first thing and there was a raft of 300 on the sea throughout the morning. The raft occassionally came up off the sea when the marauding Great Skua was around.

Manx Shearwaters

Offshore
87 Common Scoters east, 1 Red-breasted merganser, 7 Red-throated Divers east & 1 west, 1303 Manx Shearwaters west & a raft of 300 on the sea, 62 Gannets west, 2 Great Crested Grebes west, 1 Arctic Skua east, 1 Great Skua lingering offshore, 2 Razorbills west, 19 Guillemots west, 39 Auk sp. west, 511
Sandwich Terns west, 8 Common Terns west, 69 Arctic Terns east & 38 west, 8 Kittiwakes east and 1 Little Gull east.
 
 Arctic Skua

Visible Migration 
1 `cream crown` Marsh Harrier picked up coming in off the sea out over the mouth of the bay & continued south, 6 Whimbrels east, 3 Swifts east, 1 Sand Martin north, 174 Swallows north, 13 House Martins north and 5 Tree Pipits north.

Grounded Migrants
2 Willow Warblers, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Wheatears and 1 Whinchat.

Others 
115 Ringed Plovers, 2 Whimbrels, 11 Turnstones, 230 Sanderlings, 600 Dunlins, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Sand Martins and 14 House Martins.